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No Magic Way to Lose Fat


These days we hear so much about what to eat, a pill to take, or a shake to drink in order to lose weight. The truth is there is no magic food, pill, or drink, to melt fat off your body. But with a little work and learning to eat healthy you can do it.

Fiber is important to your diet so you should add plenty of leafy greens, whole grains, nut, and beans to your menu. Prunes are a super way to get fiber too. Look for ways to add fiber to your diet with foods you actually enjoy eating.

Most all diets tell you to limit the saturated fats that you add to your diet. Keep the portions of foods with these oils small. Make a habit of checking nutrition labels to see how many calories of fat are in the product. Check for oils that are better for you. (salmon, tuna, mackerel)

Exercise helps burn off fat too. Some of you will be happy to know that research shows a few quick bursts of high-intensity exercise may be as effective as pounding the pavement for an hour. Many fine this is a lot easier to fit into their schedule. You can also add bursts of higher intensity to any workout. Just speed up or work harder for a brief time, then drop back to a more mellow pace, and repeat.

Your sleep schedule is important to your weight loss program as well. Try getting 6-8 hours of sleep each day. Less than 5 is not good but more than 8 is not good either. If you have a hard time getting 6-8 hours of sleep try going to bed a little earlier, learn to relax before bedtime, keep your bedroom cool, and put up the electronics at least half an hour before bedtime. Your mind needs rest too.

Lifestyle changes are so important to your weight loss. Cosmetic surgery for many is only temporary. You can have that “tummy tuck” but if you continue to eat unhealthy food and get no exercise it won’t be long before you will be needing another procedure.

Are you aware that stress can make you eat more fat and sugar, sleep less, exercise less, and drink more alcohol.

Are you stressed out? That can make you eat more fat and sugar, and unleash the “stress hormone” cortisol, which can boost belly fat. Stress can make you sleep less, exercise less, and drink more alcohol — which can add belly fat. Find ways to help “destress” such as meditation, work out, listen to music you love, or find other healthy ways to unwind and relax.

Train yourself to go for water as your drink of choice. No calories, unlike lattes, sodas, beer, wine, etc. You may enjoy that alcoholic drink before dinner but it may also cause you to throw your willpower out the window when you order your meal.

All this may sound simple but many people have a hard time planning and tracking what they eat and the exercise they do. Good news for those people. WeightoWellness is the place to go for the help you need. The health care professional there want to help you with everything you need in order to lose weight and become a healthier person. They will help you set your goals, plan your, meals and snack, and set up an exercise plan suited to your personal needs and lifestyle. Call them today to start your program. You will be glad you did.

Phone:  205-994-2393